Epsrc Phd Case Studentship

Applications are invited for a PhD Studentship, to undertake research in the area of Metamaterials in collaboration with BAE Systems from February 2014, or as soon as possible thereafter. The studentship is based at the School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science at Queen Mary, University of London and will be supervised by Prof. Yang Hao (FIEEE) of the Antennas and Electromagnetics Group. The studentship will involve the development of an optimisation tool to design artificial magnetic materials for antenna and microwave applications. It is expected that the students will work in close collaboration with other researchers, both in QMUL and partner industry.

Candidates should have a first class honours degree or equivalent (and preferably a Masters Degree) in any relevant area including Electronic Engineering, Mathematics, Physics, or a related field, and the ability to demonstrate strong mathematical and analytical skills. Good programming skills and background in electromagnetics are also desirable.

This studentship, funded by an EPSRC Doctoral Training Account, is for fees plus a tax-free stipend starting at £15,726 per annum. It is a CASE award and attracts an additional stipend of £5,200 per annum from the industrial partner. Further details of the EPSRC scheme including terms and conditions can be found here: www.epsrc.ac.uk/skills/students/dta/Pages/dta.aspx

Applicants must satisfy UK residence requirements as defined here: www.epsrc.ac.uk/skills/students/help/Pages/eligibility.aspx

Informal enquiries can be made by email to Prof. Yang Hao at yang.hao@eecs.qmul.ac.uk.To apply please follow the on-line process (see www.qmul.ac.uk/postgraduate/apply/) by selecting “Electronic Engineering” in the “A-Z list of research opportunities” and following the instructions on the right hand side of the web page. 

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Please note that instead of the ‘Research Proposal’ we request a ‘Statement of Research Interests’. Your Statement of Research Interest should answer two questions: (i) Why are you interested in the proposed area? (ii)What is your experience in the proposed area? Your statement should be brief: no more than 500 words or one side of A4 paper.  In addition we would also like you to send a sample of your written work. This might be a chapter of your final year dissertation, or a published conference or journal paper.  More details can be found at: http://www.eecs.qmul.ac.uk/phd/apply.php

The closing date for the applications is 15th December 2013.      

Interviews are expected to take place after 15th January 2014.

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